I’m a dab-hand with Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Audition, can handle a camera, know a thing or two about video formats and am also fluent in sound recording, sound effects and music (composition, recording and editing). Oh, and I can also do the odd voiceover too, if required - ask me about my Hugh Laurie impression. Actually, don't, The Wife says it doesn't sound anything like him.
In my spare time I like to ponder the nature of universe and to make biscuits. Well, when I say 'make biscuits', I really mean 'help The Wife to make biscuits' by doing the initial testing of the final baked versions (REALITY-CHECK: that's called 'eating biscuits') and doing the washing up of the befouled implements.
I am also a serial parenthesiser (no, really) and my penchant for parenthesis is second only to my desire to hyphenate - I just can't-help-it.
A last-minute addition to a pitch for a new J.K. Rowling website by Youniverse, illustrating the kind of animation that might occur on a particular section of the site.
Alex supplied me with a layered Photoshop file and I spent a couple of hours making some of the elements move about. This really was last-minute so there was no time for any sound effects to accompany the movements.
Although we got down to the last two agencies pitching for the job, it seems that the agency (or JKR?) decided not to go ahead with the project and, the last time I looked, the original site had not changed at all.
I think my favourite bit is the chap to the right of the thistle - it's the way his hair (very) slowly falls down towards his eyes as the video plays; not many people spotted that...
Obviously, on the website, not all of the animations would be running at the same time as they are here.